Easter and the Expanded Universe

THE EXPANDED UNIVERSE The Word of God and the First Easter Sunday Happy Easter! If you know anything about us at CCR, you’ll probably know that we like doing things a little bit differently. Sometimes that’s because we just want to be different for...

In Defense of Anger

IN DEFENSE OF ANGER A Case Study of Love and Justice in Action Some days come and go seemingly without any significance. Others are so overwhelmed with significance that they cannot possibly be contained to twenty-four hours. Friday, December 14, 2012 was a prime...

Clear as Mud

CLEAR AS MUD When the Most Intelligent Answer to Hard Questions is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Humans confuse and frustrate me. I cannot understand why some people do what they do. I often cannot understand why I do what I do. Thankfully such confusion and frustration has not led me to...

The Good Stuff

THE GOOD STUFF John and the Touch-and-Feel Gospel My one year old daughters do not share my affinity for Ta-Nehisi Coates.   This past Christmas, I sat back and read We Were Eight Years in Power, those uncultured neophytes were consumed by their stacks of That’s Not...

Consent and the Annunciation

CONSENT AND THE ANNUNCIATION Do we have a choice in whether we participate in God’s plan? (Editor’s note: This piece was originally written on December 20, 2016.) Finally, with just a few weeks left of gasping breath, 2016 has given us something of redeeming...